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    November 1, 2012
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good morning, everyone. welcome to news 4 midday. i'm barbara harrison. >> i'm keith russell. right now, the campaign for the president is heating up with time running out. mitt romney is campaigning in virginia just five days ahead of election day. the republican nominee was joined by george allen this morning in roanoke. romney will visit richmond and virginia beach. he told supporters this country cannot afford four more years of president obama's policies.
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>> do you want four more years when earnings are going down? >> no! >> how about four more years of gridlock in waington? >> no! >> there's no question in my view that we really can't have four more years like the last four. i know that the obama folks are chanting four more years, four more years. our chant is this, five more days. five more days. >> five more days until election day. romney was supposed to campaign in virginia sunday. he canceled the events ahead of sandy. president obama will campaign alongside president clinton and dave matthews. the president is back on the campaign trail today. he's on his way to wisconsin as we speak. he'll visit nevada and colorado today. the president took a three-daybreak from campaigning to oversee the government's
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response to hurricane sandy. part of the presentation will focus on the effort to provide relief of those affected by the massive storm. >> the death toll is climbing four days after sandy made land fall. the storm claimed 75 lives. more than 4.5 million homes and businesses were without power along the east coast. most in the new york area and that area around new york city. president obama saw the damage on the jersey shore. during the tour, the president pledged support along the long haul. >> sandy brought flooding and now it's causing gridlock. this is the long back up of cars trying to get into the city this morning. drivers had to go through a police check point and prove they had three people in the car. it was encouraged to encourage car pooling. closer to home, martin
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o'malley got a firsthand look at the impact of sandy on the eastern shore. he stopped in a bayside home yesterday. they toured flooded roads and houses. they looked at the damage to the town's water which is a hub for crabbing and the town's economic lifeline. >> out of this loss and out of this damage, we can build it better and stronger and to with stand the bigger storm events we are going to deal with for the forseeable future. >> o'malley visited residents in a shelter and went to ocean city to see the flooding and damage to the town's iconic pier. >> turning to the weather, rain falling in areas, a bit of a drizzle. >> a little chilly. just a little chilly. storm team 4 meteorologist, tom kierein with the forecast. >> good morning. >> good morning. sandy still not done with us, yet. these clouds, these areas of sprinkles that have been coming through here this morning are
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still associated with sandy. the storm formerly known as sandy, which is spinning away over southeastern canada right now. it's a huge storm. it's affecting a big areas. the areas in green are getting sprinkle, fairfax, alexandria and points north and west. the wider view showing the circulation around sandy bringing a northerly and northwesterly flow into the region with aew sprinkles. breaks in the clouds in maryland and the eastern shore. they have sunshine right now. we may get a little of the sun breaking out later this afternoon. it is still cold out in western maryland and high land west virginia where they have all that snow. still only in the 30s there. closer to washington, the areas in green are beginning to climb into the 50s. it's 50 at reagan national. photos, new ones of the heavy snow devastation in western
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maryland. that will be coming up in a minute. we'll have the seven day outlook as well. >> can't wait to see the pictures, tom. >> we are going to check the midday traffic for the first time. >> yes, danella sealock can tell us how it's going on the roadway. >> we are seeing effects of sandy on the roads if you are traveling in the district. 200 trees down in the area. if you are making the commute on local roadways, be careful, use caution and look out for downed trees. also, traveling up new york avenue in northwest, the right lane is blocked by water repair. i's going to last four to six hours from now. word of construction on the american legion bridge on the outer loop. the left lane is blocked. back to you. >> thanks. we are following a developing story right now. new criminal charges are expected today in the child sex abuse scandal at penn state university. the school's former president
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will be charged along with two other administrators who worked at the university. melissa mollet is live at the news room with details on the charges. what can you tell us? >> good morning. the charge is obstruction of justice and perjury. former penn state president is expected to be charged shortly. the pennsylvania attorney general is expected to file more charges against ex-athletic director tim curley. these charges are partially based on a report by a former fbi investigator and a string of e-mails between them. they show in 2001, they failed to act after learning of allegations that jerry sandusky abused a boy. they all denied the charges. the lawyers are expected to make an announcement. now in june, sandusky was found
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guilty of 45 counts of sexual abuse sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison. back to you. >> thank you so much. take a good look at this police sketch. investigators believe that man shot a couple as they walked their dog in waldorf, maryland. police say the man opened fire on them on a trail near west lake high school. police are offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. a warehouse fire in northeast washington kept firefighters busy. it's part of the union market. megan mcgrath reports the fire is out. but it's causing problems in the neighborhood. >> reporter: officials say it was a tough fire to get a handle on. warehouses are crammed full of stuff. in this case, there was a lot of clothing, much of it on fire. the blaze broke out around 9:00 last night. investigators are trying to
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figure out why. smoke could be seen billowi out the windows and the roof of the warehouse. early on, concerns cropped up about the safety of firefighters. they had to pull back and attack the flames from a safe distance. >> warehouses are a nightmare for firefighters. they keep the burglars out. it makes it hard for us to get in. there's a lot of merchandise in a small space. it's hard to put a fire out. >> reporter: it consists of wholesale warehouses. the blaze set out in a clothing store, then spread to adjoining businesses. >> the electricity is off. won't be able to operate until they get it on. >> as the sun came up, firefighters began to take a closer look. smoke still coming out of the window. as the morning wore on, the power outage became a more
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pressing concern. >> without electricity, many businesses couldn't open. owners began to worry about losing merchandise in refrigerators and freezers. >> there's no power. >> you are losing money? >> yeah. >> reporter: there was a lot of damage associated with the fire, the good news is there were no injuries. in northeast, megan mcgrath, news 4. >> it's nine minutes after 11:00. coming up, an american student attacked in rome. plus, special hours for people interested in early voting.
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and...we all just lost our jobs. we don't have an income. mitt romney made over 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. turns out that when we built that stage, it was like building my own coffin, and it just made me sick. [ male announcer ] priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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you can expect more long lines at polling centers tonight and tomorrow. the centers are open until 9:00.
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some voters waited more than three hours to cast their ballots. it was postponed monday and tuesday because of sandy. governor martin o'malley extended it. in virginia, fairfax county is extending in person voting. your last date to submit an in-person absentee ballot is saturday. voting centers are open 8:00 to 5:00 that day. you can find the locations on www.nbcwashington.com. search extended voting. we have been watching the skies for sunshine. we only have clouds right now. >> it's been a little chilly over the last few days. >> drizzle falling, too. tom kierein joins us. >> you said you had quite a compelling picture. >> a couple from western maryland. thousands of people are without power there because of the heavy
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snow. sandy turned into a snowicane throughout much of the mountain region to the rest of washington. much of the imagery in the new york area. look at some of the pictures that have been coming in from western maryland. first, take a look at the sky this morning. this is from near national harbor, looking toward washington. this is a time lapse of our sky this morning. you can see the city light reflected there by the low clouds that have been coming through. all of this, the movement of those clouds coming from sandy. it's over 500 miles away. it's still centered in southeastern canada, west of ottawa, ontario. as we take a look at this photo, look at all of that snow. there's a deer running across the road. this is in garrett county. there's a five-foot wall of snow along the road there. that snow brought down many trees out in western maryland. came down on power lines and
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across roads there. even though they were able to plow the roads, thousands without power in western maryland and much of the mountain region out in west virginia. meanwhile, the blue ridge is now white. this is a photo taken yesterday afternoon looking east toward the blue ridge. they have about a foot of heavy, wet snow there. skyline drive is closed. they are trying to plow that and take care of the heavy, wet snow. clouds over washington now. 50 degrees at reagan national. the winds aren't too bad. they may pick up through the afternoon. the center of circulation sandy, way up here. this is 500 miles north of us. this great circulation around sandy is bringing rain close to the region. storm team 4 radar showing sprinkles from prince george's, washington, alexandria. it's moving to the south and into southern maryland. a few other scattered sprinkles
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north and west of there. as we look here at the cloud cover associated with this circulation, there are breaks in the clouds. southern maryland, sun breaking out there. a little sun breaking out as well down to the south and west. temperatures are chilly. we are just in the 40s to around 50 degrees. it's a damp chill within the air. as we go forward over the next couple days, we generally have much more sunshine around on friday and over the weekend that we have seen the last couple days, which is great news, drier air is finally going to begin to move in. as we look at the forecast for the afternoon, a few breaks in the clouds, might see breaks in sunshine. breezy, low and mid-50s for highs. northwest winds around 20 miles per hour. for the evening, sunset, 6:07. chilly, lighter winds down to the mid-40s. the four-day forecast for tomorrow, more sun than today. wind is still a bit blustery. still chilly. 30s in the morning.
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afternoon high, low 50s. cold mornings. afternoon's high to mid-50s with more sunshine. this is the weekend we turn our clocks back one hour. the chill lingers into midweek next week. >> thank you, tom. that deer reminds me, that there are a lot of deer out there on the roads. >> yeah. very dangerous. see if we can hear anything good about the traffic from danella sealock. >> good morning. you know, seeing an accident on 66 eastbound approaching 7. a multivehicle accident blocking the right lane. you are seeing delays outside the beltway. here is a look as you approach the beltway. just let you know, as you are making the commute, stick to the left. the accident is blocking the right lane. let's talk good news traveling i-270, nice and clear. shady grove southbound as well as northbound. no accidents to report.
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back to you. >> thanks. >> it's 17 minutes after 11:00. we are going to into deuce you to a local woman getting attention for a unique invention. plus, d.c. decides not to let hurricane sandy spoil one of the biggest halloween traditions. >> first, here is a look at what's hot on www.nbcwashington.com. [ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney
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would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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what a morning for local students, getting a visit from redskining line backer. he's out for the year but making big plays in the fight against childhood obesity. tony tull is there with more. >> reporter: good morning. it was a wild morning here at john f. kennedy high school.
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take a look at some of the video now. he gave a speech in the auditorium. as i was saying, commitment is one of the things he was talking about. after this, he was going back to redskins park to work on a rehab session and meet with the team for practice. this partnership is called fuel up to play 60. it's about eating healthy and playing 60 minutes a day. as you said, fighting childhood obesity, something he says he's dealt with in the past. >> somebody that's been in their shoes, you know, that experienced turmoil, adversity in my life. when i was there, a point where i was eating junk food and nothing but terrible things going into my body. i wouldn't be able to excel on the field. i want to come here today to share similar experiences i had
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going to school to bter myself to get to the level i'm at right now. >> one of the pioneers of bringing this program to the high school, i want to bring in a physical education teacher. talk to me a little bit. we heard him speak this morning. how important is it for these kids to hear from a superstar football player or role model about something like this? >> i think it's very important for our students to hear that. at the highest level, what someone does to get there. i think he did an excellent job of talking to our students about that. we had aur fall athletes involved in the event today. i think they got the message of exercising, being fit, exercising and being part of this 60 club. >> reporter: one of the things viewers are wondering is if they want to get involved or bring him back to a school, how can they get involved in it? >> it's easy. go to www.fuelupto60.com.
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there's five steps to follow through with. >> we appreciate the time and the invite. thank you very much. keith and barbara, a very exciting day here in wheaton. back to you. >> tackling a big, serious issue in our nation. thanks. bash? >> today, six inventors reveal their projects on the steve harvey show this afternoon. they will compete to see which dazzle the audience and a panel of judges. a virginia woman is one of the women competing. she joins us with more on her invention. >> thanks for having me. >> how did you hear about the competition? >> there's something called help a reporter out. they send a quurry. it says do you have a product you would like to take to the next level. >> the idea is you get a $20,000 prize. >> we did not know until we got
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to the show. we were in the green room. they said by the way, you are competing for a $20,000 prize. >> tell us about your invention. >> i broke my foot in the summer of 2010 and put in a medical boot. >> that's what these are. >> i was headed to new york, fashion capital of the world and i thought i can't go looking like this. it started coming to me. i came home and started designing. i came up with fur cuffs to make it look like an ugg boot. we have flowers to put on them. the flowers are great because they have a pin back and alligator clip so you can wear them after injury. >> are these all just regular medical boots that you can buy accessories to go with? >> yeah. this line that i have here is from djo, the large brace company in the world. odds are you are probably going to get one of these boots. >> you tell me you came up with
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the idea because you were wearing one. >> correct. >> what kind of inventions were you against on the show. >> an accessory for an ipad. a unique ear muff. a singles calling card. a great shoe tieing aid and somebody who has something to put on a bed to help with storage in the dorm. >> on the bed or under the bed? >> i'll let you watch to see exactly what it is. >> i see a lot of folks out there. my partner was in one of these boots until a few days ago. he probably would have loved these decorations. >> almost 4 million people. we want them to look and feel their best. >> for men and women. >> yep. >> we thank you for coming in. we wish you good luck. we'll find out who the winner is this afternoon on the steve harvey show at 2:00 here on nbc 4. we'll see if you win. >> okay. thank you. thanks so much. thanks for having me.
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>> it's 11:26 now. coming up in the next half hour, a halloween bash at the university of southern california turns violent. what campus police are saying happened. plus, the ongoing transportation problems in new york city since sandy, where the clean up stands today. what we can expect weather wise after another gray, cold morning. stay with us. we
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right now, mitt romney is campaigning in virginia. the republican presidential nominee was in roanoke earlier this morning. he will appear this afternoon. he'll visit virginia beach today. recent polls suggest the commonwealth is a toss up in the race. >> we are awaiting president obama's arrival in wisconsin. it will be the first campaign stop in three days. he's focused on overseeing the government's response to sandy. he'll campaign in colorado and
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nevada. >> as if the damage wasn't enough, new york is now dealing with nightmarish gridlock. this is a back up of cars trying to get into the city. every car had to go to a check point to prove three people were sitting in it. car pooling as mass transit tries to get up and running again. the devastation of new york along the new jersey coast is more eminent this morning. the president promised help, but it's clear the recovery is going to take awhile. we have more on the clean up from toms river, new jersey. >> reporter: the reality of sandy's destruction is now settling in for the people left homeless to tears. >> we lost most everything. >> reporter: those displaced by the storm are returning to see what is left. in manhattan, subways are cut off by flooding.
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>> someone has been cut in half. >> reporter: parts remain under water. thousands trapped in their homes over 72 hours. >> sunday night was the most terrifying night of my life. >> reporter: sandy ripped homes from their foundations and filled them with sand. in wood bridge, emergency officials say thousands of gallons of oil ruptured in the storm. president obama promised federal help in the mangled seaside communities of new jersey. >> we go through sometimes, but we bounce back. the reason is because we look out for one another. we don't leave anybody behind. >> reporter: getting back to life as usual is proving complicated throughout the region creating long lines for food, especially gas. >> we are coming back, definitely, without a doubt, we are coming back. all of us, together. >> across the northeast, communities refusing to quit until their lives are restored.
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in tom's river, new jersey, nbc news. a candidate for west virginia state house is one of five people killed when a massive snowstorm from sandy swept over that state. john rose was killed by a falling tree as three feet of snow blanketed west virginia. the republican was running for a seat in the house of delegates. it's too late to remove his name from the ballot. if he receives the most votes, the governor will appoint a delegate from the pool offered by the gop. >> look at the snow in tennessee. two more feet of snow added to the record snowfall. they say the area usually gets four inches of snow this time of year. hurricane sandy caused more snowfall in the past week. >> let's check in with tom kierein for the latest on our forecast. >> he's outside now on the storm 4 weather deck. how is it feeling out there?
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a little chilly? >> it is. the winds are picking up a little bit. generally under 15 miles per hour. the wind may increase a little bit. may be a little bit stronger as we get into friday. yes, we are feeling the effects of sandy. circulation is way up in canada. we have the clouds here now. it's a live picture from nbc 4 hd city camera. this is what's been happening over the last few hours. the areas in green are sprinkles. we have a few sprinkles from alexandria toward quantico, central prince george's, an run dell county, sprinkles north and west of there. temperatures are chilly, still in the 40s most of the region. this time of year, the average high is 63. we are 13 degrees colder than that. reagan national at 50.
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later today, may climb five degrees for a high. that's it. we may get breaks in the clouds during the afternoon. a bit of a blustery day tomorrow. cold in the morning. low 50s. the wind diminishes a bit on saturday. morning lows near freezing. another cold start sunday, highs mid-50s. good weather for the skins game. it's the longest weekend for the year. we get to turn our clocks back one hour. monday, tuesday, wednesday, the chill remains. keith? >> see you inside in a few. new this morning, an american student is fighting for his life in rome after being stabbed at a party. the victim was stabbed, get this, 25 times. an arrest has been made. police are reporting drugs are involved. at least six other students saw the attack. that's not the only attack. also new, multiple people are in the hospital after two separate shootings in california. the first at a halloween party on the campus at usc.
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two people are in custody. the second shooting happened in hollywood. three people were hurt after someone fired shots into a crowd. one person is in critical condition. three people have been arrested in that case. >> right now, federal agents from as far away as indiana are looking for a man who threw three pipe bombs at homes in northern virginia. this is the man they are looking for. lawrence stewart ii through the bombs into homes on tuesday. they believe he was targeting his ex-girlfriend and two law enforcement officers. police warn the 25-year-old stewart could be armed and dangerous. >> we believe this person is extremely dangerous. we know that he is armed. we believe that he is still carrying explosive devices with him. he's already demonstrated he's
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capable of committing murder or attempting to commit murder. we have no reason to believe he is going to stop. >> he's facing eight charges, including capital murder of an officer. >> we are going to check on the midday traffic. here is danella. >> hi, barbara. still checking the roads, taking the beltway. a live look at new hampshire avenue. taking the outer look on the right side of the screen. nice and clear. no issues to report in this area. if you are crossing over the american legion bridge, the left lane is blocked by road work. heading into virginia, road work at van doren on the inner loop and outer loop in the left shoulder lane. back to you. >> thanks. news for your health, women, you may want to get up and walk down the hall or across the street to talk to someone instead of sending an e-mail or calling them. a new study found women who are normally physically active spend too much time sitting.
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past studies show people who sit for a long time have a greater risk of developing chronic diseases. >> it's not too early to think of thanksgiving. getting the body back into shape, sometimes it's not all gravy. steve is here to tell us how to gobble up calories. people are going to be stuffing themselves this holiday season. what to do to get that body back in shape. >> that's right. what we need to do is call super set. speed up the metabolism so when you eat the food, it's energy fuel instead of storing as fat. the energy fuel to help you work out allows you to trim that body down and get into great shape over the holidays. >> you have specific exercises. we are going take a look at them. this is called punch out to an upright. >> here, you don't need a heavyweight, either. get your weight. punch it out.
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bring it back. come down. here. >> you work two different muscles. you are working the chest. when you come down, you are working the shoulder. it's a nice, smooth, pace. keep a slight bend in your knees to take pressure off the lower back. >> punch out. >> a shoulder press. >> we are goingrom free weight to a band. if you have bands at home, yeah. take the band, tighten yourself up. squat. as you come up, turn it into a shoulder press. you have gone from the legs to the shoulders. >> what part of your legs are you working? >> the quads. >> right back there? >> the front part of the leg. as you push up the shoulders, you are working the shoulders. >> tri-cep. >> take the band and lock it in.
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keep as much tension on the upper part of the hand as the back part and then switch it around. take it to the back of the neck. pull back. so you have gone from the back part of the arm to the upper part of the shoulder. >> you are working every part of the body right now. >> that's why it's super setting. >> lung. >> we went from the band back to the free weight. here, lung down, curl it, push back. squeeze those abs. lung down, curl. keep a nice, consistent motion, not a quick motion but a good pace. >> how often should people be doing these xer sideses and for how long? >> we are going to have massive meals and have dinner and dessert. when should people do the exercises and for how long? >> do them two hours before you eat or two hours afterwards.
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three times a week, 30. 20 to 30 minutes when super setting. try to throw two to three days of cardioin, also. it's another 20 to 30 minutes. >> you have a guide on the hayesway.com. >> what to do every day. nutrition and also different exercises you can do every day. go to my website. >> i'm going to go to your website. i don't know what to do about this sometimes. >> i don't think you have it. at least i don't see it. >> you will after thanksgiving. what is the wellness tip? >> this is pumpkin month. they are high in vitamins. when served pumpkin pie or eating -- >> then you say barbara made some tremendous pies? >> yes. >> when she serves the pumpkin pie -- >> we're coming over. >> definitely consume plenty of
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pumpkins? >> yes. vitamins. they are so healthy for you. >> bottom line, what you showed us is healthy for us. we know it's going to be a holiday, a festive holiday. we cant wait to dig in. your advice before we run is make sure you work out. don't just work out like this. >> don't work the hand to the mouth. the main thing you want to do, i showed you the super setting. make sure you get the cardio in. it makes a world of difference in not feeling stuffed and bloated. >> for those tips, we give you thanks. >> appreciate it. thank you. >> it's 11:42 on news 4 midday. still ahead, a halloween tradition continues in d.c. plus, unique ideas on how to spend election night five days away. stay with us. anncr: which do you believe?
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what mitt romney's tv ads say about women? or what mitt romney himself says? mitt romney: do i believe the supreme court... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wade. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >> sandy is leaving its mark on federal express, a company known
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for bringing you the world on time. they say you can expect delays in the areas affected by the storm. packages meant to be delivered in areas that have been evacuated are testing a storage unit. you can track your shipments online. they are not elable for a refund or credit under the money back policy. weekly applications for unemployment dropped ahead of tomorrow's jobs report. let's check in with hampton. he joins us with that and the rest of the days headlines. >> hi, keith. the stock markets are getting a boost from a couple encouraging reports. the average, the dow is up 150 points. nasdaq up 42. payroll provider, adp says private employ years added 158,000 jobs in october. as you mentioned, the labor department telling us, the first time unemployment benefit claims
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falling to 9,000 to a seasonably adjusted, 253,000. tomorrow, we get the full jobs report, the last one before the presidential election. exxon mobile beat earnings expectations for profits. the global refining business more than double the $3.2 billion. meanwhile, oil and gas production fell 7.5% cutting into the profits. chrysler sales fell while ford was up slightly despite hurricane sandy washing out three days of business. the headline numbers for the month, 126,000 cars and trucks, ford, 168,000. it was only a fractional increase over september. finally, for those who may want to get away from it all after hurricane sandy, this offer from carnival cruise line. a two-day weekend cruise, this weekend from the port of
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baltimore. rates $129 per person. there was a seven day cruise to the bahamas that was canceled after the storm with passengers getting a full refund. rather than have it set empty, carnival is offering a weekend cruise special. keith, back to you. >> that's a deal. thanks for stopping by. this week's wednesday's child, we meet a young man who enjoys listening to and telling stories. he's looking for a loving family. >> he's coming this way. >> poet and professional story teller showed off his talents for us on the stage at busboys and poets restaurant. this 13-year-old said he would one day like to be as good as this at telling stories about his life experiences. he's had quite a few in his 13 years of life, beginning when he was abandoned. >> he came in at 20 days old.
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>> since 20 days old, emanuel has had to live in many different placements. >> he is a person who is fun loving. he loves to tell stories. >> he has real stories of courage to tell, when hees not being shy. >> he's a cancer survivor. he had brain cancer. he's a survivor. he's a brilliant child. >> while he has stories to tell about all of his heroic experiences, he has ambition to help take care of the medical needs of others. what do you want to be when you grow up? >> a doctor. >> what kind of doctor? taking care of children or adults or everybody in. >> everybody. >> he got pointers on speaking, then tried telling a story himself on the stage. >> my first story about football -- >> doing well in that sport is another one of his goals. he's hoping for an adoptive
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family to help him reach his goal. >> a family who would be committed to him. you know, he had disappointment. he needs someone to be committed. >> you come to busboys and poets. we don't want you to leave empty handed. >> they gave him a copy of a book he wrote to inspire him to write down his stories. if you have room in your home and your heart for emanuel, who has been waiting a long time now or another child waiting, please call our special adoption hot line. the number is 888-2-adopt me. >> i'm impressed by the fact he overcame cancer and when i see a young man that young dressed in a shirt and tie, it shows how much pride he takes in himself. >> he's a very nice young man. very bright. i hope somebody will call. >> i do, too. the time is 11:50. still to come, a weekend planning guide. >> tom kierein will be back with a check of the forecast.
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>> a programming note for people who missed some of their favorite shows during the hurricane sandy coverage. take note, "the voice will air tonight from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.
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in today's weekend scene, fun for saturday, sunday and into next week. "the washington post" is here with highlights. let's start with saturday. >> saturday, we are going to see one of our favorite home teams, the washington wizards take on the boston celtics. it's the home opener for the team. we want them to do well. tickets start at $10. there's no reason for not being there. >> it's saturday with the wizards. sunday? >> we are going to see the d.c. ride. it's in the fourth year. folks really want to put on their vintage finery, lots of tweed, shorts. you can see they look adorable. they go for a morning bike ride around washington, d.c. it's a lot of fun. a party at the brickston. >> where do they gather for that? >> you register ott dctweedride and they will e-mail you. it's free to register.
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>> dctweedride.event. >> finally, next week, celebrating election day. >> that's right. it's an important election. after you voted, get on and watch the results roll in with other folks who are like minded. there are a couple parties. there's going to be an awesome, nonpartisan event at the press club. it's $15. it will include a buffet. then penn social is a fun place to play t-ball, do trivia, watch the elections on a 22-foot screen. >> any admission? >> wear the i voted sticker. there are a lot more events in the weekend section. >> thank you. great to see you. for more ideas, log on to www.nbcwashington.com. or the washington guide on
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washingtonpost.com. >> a former penn state president is now facing charges. we will have the latest developments in that school's sex scandal. "30 rock" star, alec baldwin reaches out to elderly new yorkers impacted by hurricane sandy. plus, at 5:00, choosing the right car seat can be a big challenge. parents miss their mark when it comes to installing them. liz crenshaw shows you how to get the whole thing right. a former penn state president is facing charges. we'll have the latest on the developments, coming up this afternoon. tom kierein is here right now. he can tell us what to expect from the weather. >> it is chilly. it's november 1st, but feels like december 1st. we are still in the 40s to near 50 degrees now. we have had a few chilly sprinkles coming through with a blustery wind. a couple dark spots you see there, there's sunshine breaking out in southern maryland. around the central blue ridge,
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but we see the green. those are sprinkles. we are getting a few of the scattered sprinkles across northern virginia and maryland. it's still in the 40s. it's only going to warm up five degrees for the high this afternoon. the average high this time of year is 63. we'll have a break in the cloud cover from time-to-time during the afternoon. perhaps a few gusty breezes around 20 miles an hour. tomorrow, a blustery and chilly day. cold in the morning. partly cloudy. looks lig it's going to be that way over the weekend, too. it may be colder on saturday and sunday morning. turn the clocks back one hour saturday night. see you tomorrow morning. >> thank you. >> thank you, tom. okay. grab your high heels and take your mark. the annual high heel race is tonight at 7:00 in d.c.s dupont circle neighborhood. the race is held on tuesday
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before halloween. organizers rescheduled to race tonight because of sandy. the popular race is unlike any other. men dress in drag and run in pumps down 17th street in northwest d.c. it's something to see. >> i have seen you racing to the studio. >> you would be at the front of that pack. >> get out there and try. see if i can beat them. >> that's news 4 midday. thanks for joining us. tune in at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00 for the day's news. >> we'll be back tomorrow for news 4 midday. join us then. until then, have a terri
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